Last post on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM
You are in the Ford Explorer Sport Trac
What is this discussion about?
Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Engine, Truck
#1 of 25 Sport Trac: Engine Problems
by kcram HOST
Nov 13, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Having issues with your ST's powerplant? Discuss them here
kcram - Pickups Host
#2 of 25 Sport trac timing belt
Jan 14, 2007 (5:06 pm)
#3 of 25 Sport trac timing belt
Jan 14, 2007 (5:06 pm)
When should I think about chnaging the timing belt on my 2003 Sport trac that has 112,000 miles?
#4 of 25 No Ford Explorer Sport Trac ever had a timing belt.
Jan 16, 2007 (4:59 pm)
The only blue oval badged vehicles EVER sold in this country with timing belt vs. chain was the Ford Probe and 1.8L Escort GTs from early 90s.
You don't need to change a timing chain.
#5 of 25 fluctating temp guage
Feb 04, 2007 (7:57 am)
temp guage fluctates. had heater valve changed, flushed cooling system, changed belt, intake hose at radiator is hot and outpuy hose cold. facing truck right side of radiator cold to touch and left side warm to touch. heater coil not leaking/ ant suggestions. 1995 ford explorer sport trac xlt 134,00 miles
#6 of 25 Re: fluctating temp guage [ncbolda]
Jun 06, 2007 (12:41 pm)
sounds like its either a thermostat(most likely) or maybe the water pump(less likely)
#7 of 25 fan switch problems 01 ford sport trac
Jun 11, 2007 (3:27 pm)
the problem is when I turn on the heater or a/c to any other position besides the feet, the tac goes way down. about every other second. if i am idling it is really annoying. i also noticed when the a/c is running it does not stay cool when idling. anyone have this problem?
Dec 27, 2007 (8:15 pm)
I recent bought a 04 st I put in a new air filter, took it through the carwash and got home to find a sqwheeling noise from the drive belt. I lubricated it with wd40 and went to rev the engine to clean extra spray off and the engine misses after 300 rpm's? any thoughts?
#9 of 25 Re: engine issues [sporttrac04]
Jan 01, 2008 (8:03 am)
WD40 is the worst thing to spray on a drive belt. It will shorten its life, and rot the belt. They make a belt dressing for spraying on belts. WD40 is basically diesel fuel, kerosine, and machine oil. The way rubber produsts are these days, they don't react well to wd40.
As far as your miss. Check that all the clamps and hoses are connected leading from your air filter box all the way to the throttle body. Your Mass Air Flow sensor [MAF] is inline on the snorkle intake. If there is a slight leak after your MAF, it can cause all kinds of running problems. The MAF gives info to the PCM as to air flow demand to the engine. Good luck.